61 x 61 House

Project Information

FdM:Arch’s 61×61 House, designed for an energy trader and his family, concepted to be as sustainable and energy conscious as possible. So named because it is a 61-foot-long square (the biggest floor plan allowed on the site), the Houston-based home pays homage to Mies Van Der Rohe’s 50×50 house. Powered primarily by solar energy, this house in the heart of America’s oil capital represents a dream and a counterpoint to the world of fossil fuel energy.

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Project Details

  • Place Houston, TX
  • Date 2005
  • Client An energy trader
  • Area 3,700 SF
  • Architect Francois de Menil Architect, PC
  • Structural Engineer Liam O’Hanlon Engineering, PC, Port Washington, NY
  • MEP Engineer Plus Group, PLLC, New York, NY
  • Landscape Architect Francois de Menil Architect, PC
  • Lighting OneLux Studio, LLC
  • Contractor R. B. Ratcliff & Associates, Inc.